How much does it cost?
Subs are collected at the beginning of term in January, April and September, and are currently at £20 per term per Brownie. This is used for;
- Rental of the hall.
- A small amount of the subs are kept by the unit to cover running costs, such as printing, stamps, snacks for meetings and birthday cards.
- Badges take up the larges amount of money.
- Equipment needed for meetings to run games and crafts.
We would be grateful if any payments, whether by cash or cheque, be placed in a sealed envelope with details of what the payment is for and who it is from, on the front of the envelope. Please make cheques payable to 2nd Cranfield Brownies.
What do Brownies do?
Annual fees to District, County and National bodies for insurance and leader training are paid in February each year and this year are £26 per Brownie. If you move units or go on to Guides during the year you do not need to pay this again until the following February.
There is a wide range of uniform that you can choose from. Most of our Brownies wear zip up hooded jackets, brown trousers or leggings with t-shirts in the summer and long-sleeved tops in the winter.
What do I wear?
In our unit we like girls to wait until the night they make their promise before wearing the uniform. This makes the promise ceremony that bit more special and allows time for the girl to decide if she really wants to be a Brownie before you splash out on uniform.
We normally have a small selection of good second-hand uniform that you can purchase items from.
Who will look after me?
All Brownie leaders are volunteers, but have been through a high level of training, have a full CRB check and are first-aid trained so you can rest assured you will be in safe hands. All new Brownies are assigned a Brownie Buddy who looks after them over the first few weeks until they settle in.
When can I become a Brownie?
At Brownies we have fun! Our meetings take place inside and outdoors. We visit lots of places, have interesting visitors and go on pack holidays. At our meetings we play lots of games, make things, sing songs and work on lots of different badges.
Sometimes our meeting has a theme like Burn's night when we all get to dress-up. Several times a year we meet-up with other units for big events, these are great fun and give us a chance to make friends with other Brownies.
Twice a year we take part in church parades for Remembrance Day and St. George's Day.
Brownies is a great place to make new friends, build your confidence and have a great adventure full of fun. A warm welcome awaits you as a new Brownie or adult helper.
What are you waiting for?
Enrolment fees this is a one-off joining fee of £18, payable on their promise evening. This pays for the promise book, an adventure handbook, a badge book and a sling bag which are presented at their Promise ceremony and a further adventure book when they reach the age of nine.
All About Brownies
To become a Brownie you must have reached your 7th Birthday. We do have a waiting list so it is advisable that you contact us
and ask to be put on the list.
If you are between 5-7 you may be able to join Rainbows
You will make your Brownie promise after you have been to Brownies for 6 - 8 weeks. Making your promise is a very special occasion and we welcome family and friends along to the ceremony.
When you join you will be given a book called 'Becoming a Brownie'. This book tells you all you need to know and learn to become a Brownie.